Mail shrinks jpegs

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  1. redrms07 macrumors newbie

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    Every time I try to drag and drop a jpeg into an email I am composing it shrinks it. I have also tried adding jpeg's to iphoto and then emailing them through the button on the bottom. iphoto even asks me whether to use the original size, but when the email comes out on the other end it is always considerably smaller. When I add pdf's it keeps it original size. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    When you add images to a mail in Mail, there's a pop-up in the lower right corner of the message for the image size -- make sure it is set to Actual Size. If you're using iPhoto to resize them before sending, you still want the setting in Mail to be actual size, else Mail may resize them again.

    http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/emailresize.html
     
  3. redrms07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow.... I can't believe I overlooked that. Thanks for the help!
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    No prob. :) So it may end up being easier to just drag and drop them from iPhoto without converting them and then use Mail's tool when you want to downsize them, although iPhoto gives you more control.
     

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